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TMBA428: A Critique of Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Workweek

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A recent episode of Tim Ferriss' podcast caught the attention of Dan and Ian.

The title of that episode was "The 4-Hour Workweek Revisited".

For those who are unfamiliar, Tim is the author of The 4-Hour-Workweek, which is easily the most influential book in our community of location-independent entrepreneurs.

The book is ten years old, and perhaps because of its prominence, it has received quite a few criticisms, many of which Tim addressed in his podcast.

In this episode, Dan and Ian discuss their thoughts on Tim's podcast, the themes presented in his book, and why The 4-Hour Workweek is still such an important part of the entrepreneurial zeitgeist a decade after it was released.

TMBA427: Dan and Ian’s Consulting Corner

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Dan and Ian receive a lot of emails from listeners of this show.

They don't always have time to respond to them, but one recent email caught their attention.

The message was from a listener named Jay Clouse.

Jay wrote that he was struggling with some of the common issues that early-stage entrepreneurs face. Jay recently left his position at a tech startup and has started a new business facilitating mastermind groups.

Rather than email him back, Dan and Ian decided it might be helpful to call Jay and talk about these problems.

This episode is a great resource for those who are just starting a business. For those of us who are more experienced entrepreneurs, we hope that you will stick around and share your own advice for Jay and the people like him in the comments section of this episode.

TMBA426: Our Favorite Books of the Past Year

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Podcast 40:57| Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment It is no secret that Dan and Ian have an affinity for great books, and they know that the listeners of this show appreciate them too. Indeed, many entrepreneurs have built their businesses from the wisdom and insights that they have gained from the written page. Kyla Gardner is...

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Taking a Walk This Weekend? – Here’s a Great Podcast Episode to Take with You

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Every once in a while a podcast episode jumps out at me and grabs my attention. This week I was so pleasantly surprised by Scooter Braun's appearance on the the Bill Simmons podcast (Bill's approach to interviews is unique and elite. His conversation with Hulk Hogan is an excellent example of his style). Anyway, Scooter is most...

What’s Happening in 2018 at the TMBA?

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Podcast 25:00| Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment Occasionally we'll be putting out a 'Tuesday podcast' with some news and ways you can get involved beyond the main TMBA show. I'll make some notes below but, if you're interested in our new 'finding your dream job', attending one of our events, or hearing what's in...

Join Our Team – Seeking a Business Development Apprentice – Work Remotely

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We're hiring. One of the best things about this blog is being able to come here from time to time and put out a call for help. It's an exciting prospect. What new ideas and energy can an outsider bring to our business? Over the years we've written more job ads than I can remember,...

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